Asia Cup 2023: Dates, venues announced for series; Check details here for India-Pakistan matches

The much anticipated Asia Cup 2023’s dates and venues were announced by the Asian Cricket Council on 15 June, scheduling a hybrid model which includes nine games being played in Sri Lanka, while Pakistan to host four of the clashes. The matches are set to begin from 31 August this year and would conclude on 17 September, ahead of the ICC World Cup 2023. 

Announcing the details, the ACC said in a statement, “We are delighted to announce that the Asia Cup 2023 will be held from 31st to 17th September 2023 and will see the elite teams from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and Nepal, compete in a total of 13 exciting ODI matches. The tournament will be hosted in a hybrid model with four matches being held in Pakistan, and the remaining nine matches being played in Sri Lanka.”

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According to an announcement by the ACC, the 2023 Edition will feature two groups, with two teams from each group qualifying for the Super Four stage. The ACC said, “The 2023 Edition will feature two groups, with two teams from each group qualifying for the Super Four stage. The top two teams from the Super Four stage will then face off in the final.”

Since months, both the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) were at loggerheads over the venue. With BCCI secretary Jay Shah stating Indian players won’t visit Pakistan to play the Asia Cup, the statement has miffed PCB officials, who even reached to ICC regarding this issue. 

Due to the Asia Cup logjam, the ICC World Cup 2023’s – to be played in India – schedule was affected too. Now, as the date and venue for Asia Cup 2023 is sorted, the ICC may announce the ODI World Cup schedule soon. 

Meanwhile, BCCI is yet to announce the names of players for the Asia Cup 2023, considering the injuries of players and uncertainties over recovery of some of them. 


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Updated: 15 Jun 2023, 05:27 PM IST

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